Devastator DVS-1LBX

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Snowjeepney posted this 09 May 2018

Devastator DVS-1LBX


Mass: 100 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-F-D-A
Production Year: 3042
Cost: 11,108,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 2,165

Chassis: Star League XT Standard
Power Plant: Vlar 300 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Durallex Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2 Donal PPCs
    2 NAIS Mk. I LB 10-X ACs
    4 Intek Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: New Avalon Institute of Science
    Primary Factory: New Avalon
Communications System: Johnston Wide Band
Targeting and Tracking System: Randar Pinpoint-HY

Overview:
Prior to the creation of the of the DVS-2 model, there was another upgraded
version of the Devastator battlemech that was developed by the NAIS.  Known by
the model# DVS-1LBX, this Devastator variant was created in 3042, and was
designed as a testbed for recently-recovered technologies.


Capabilities:
Like the old-tech DVS-1D, the DVS-LBX retains the Standard Engine, as well as
the Standard Chassis construction.  However, the 15 single heat sinks have been
swapped for 14 double heat sinks, significantly improving the cooling capacity.
 Also, the armor was replaced with 16 tons of weight-saving Ferro-Fibrous
armour, which provides similar coverage as before, but at the cost of critical
space.


In terms of weaponry, the four Medium Lasers were retained, but the Large
Lasers in the side torsos were replaced with PPCs, while the arm-mounted
Class-10 autocannons were replaced with LB 10-X versions, which are lighter and
capable of switching between two types of ammunition.  Although the
autocannons' ammo are placed in the arms, the designers in NAIS also added CASE
per each side torso as a precautionary measure.


Deployment:
Only eight of this Devastator model was produced; half of them are in NAIS,
while the rest are in pro-Davion stables in Solaris VII, with two with the
White Hand Stables, and the Blackstar Stables in possession of the other two.

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Snowjeepney posted this 09 May 2018

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                     152 points               10.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                300                      19.00
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 286                 16.00
    Armor Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 2 LL, 2 RL
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor    
                                                Head     3            9        
                                        Center Torso     31           42       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  15       
                                           L/R Torso     21           30       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  12       
                                             L/R Arm     17           32       
                                             L/R Leg     21           36       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LB 10-X AC                                   RA        2         6        11.00
LB 10-X AC                                   LA        2         6        11.00
PPC                                          RT        10        3         7.00
Medium Laser                                 RT        3         1         1.00
PPC                                          LT        10        3         7.00
Medium Laser                                 LT        3         1         1.00
(R) Medium Laser                             CT        3         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 HD        3         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         RA        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      RA        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         LA        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 22
3          4       5       3       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/1

Thunder posted this 10 May 2018

Hmmm..  A completely sensible mech.  What is the back story on why you made it?

Snowjeepney posted this 11 May 2018

I noticed that the 'tech jump from the Devastator's DVS-1D model and the DVS-2 model was fairly significant, and found that there's no official "in-between" version between the two Devastator variants.  That's when I was inspired to create the DVS-1LBX; a more advanced and powerful version of the DVS-1D, while not being as fragile as the DVS-2.

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